© 2002

Nuclear India in the Twenty-First Century

  • D. R. SarDesai
  • Raju G. C. Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Dimensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Raju G. C. Thomas
      Pages 3-24
    3. George Perkovich
      Pages 25-60
  3. Strategic Dimensions

  4. Technological and Military Dimensions

  5. Economic Dimensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Peter R. Lavoy
      Pages 259-276
    3. Raju G. C. Thomas
      Pages 277-296
  6. Proliferation Lessons and Security Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297

About this book


This collection of essays, unlike other books on this subject, emphasizes strategic, technological, and economic factors. It includes contributions from a combination of academics and governmental experts from both the United States and India. Nuclear India in the Twenty-First Century provides an important picture of India's nuclear intentions and capabilities and should facilitate policies that the US may consider in response to regional and global proliferation.


development dynamics energy energy policy European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) government Proliferation state technology technology policy weapons

Editors and affiliations

  • D. R. SarDesai
    • 1
  • Raju G. C. Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Marquette University in MilwaukeeWisconsinUSA

About the editors

DAMODAR R. SARDESAI is Professor Emeritus in History at UCLA. His publications include Southeast Asia - Past and Present (1981), Second edition (1989), Third edition (1994), Vietnam, Trials and Tribulations of a Nation (1988), Second edition (1992). He was co-editor of The Legacy of Nehru, A Centennial Assessment (1992).

RAJU G.C. THOMAS is the Allis Chalmers Professor of International Affairs at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His books include The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: Prospects for the Twenty-First Century, (Macmillan & St. Martin's Press, 1998); India's Nuclear Security (Lynne Rienner/ Sage, 2000). He is currently completing two books entitled Self-Determination Versus State Sovereighnty in the Age of Globalization (Burnham/ Nelson-Hall), and Markets and Politics in India. Thomas has published over 60 book chapters and journal articles.

Bibliographic information


"The book will greatly interest scholars and policy makers concerned with nonproliferation..." - S.A. Kochanek, Choice